Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Wordless Wednesday


Tuesday, June 28, 2011

McFatty Tuesday..

Ok, that's more like it. I weighed in this morning at 190.4, which is 0.8 less than last Tuesday. Maybe I should switch my weight in days to Tuesdays? Or maybe I'll keep doing both to hopefully motivate me to do better over the weekend.

I tracked my calories yesterday and did day 5 of the 30 day challenge, which registered as day 4 because I apparently turned off the Wii last Friday before it registered the workout I had just finished. I guess I'm doing the 31 day challenge.

Current weight: 190.4..I better be back under 190 next week
Weight lost so far: 5.4 pounds

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Monday, June 27, 2011

McFatty Monday..0.8 pound GAIN

I'm going to weight in tomorrow too because I think I retain water on Mondays..probably from the crap food I eat over the weekend and the lack of water. I try to drink 3 bottles of water during the work day Monday through Friday..I'm lucky if I drink one on the weekends.

I started the Wii Active 30 day challenge last Tuesday and I've done the first 4 days so far. Whew, I was sore most of last week from the squats and lunges.

I started tracking my calories again last week and I did really well Monday-Wednesday. We went to Gattitown for dinner on Thursday and I didn't just stick to the salad bar. I ate whatever I wanted over the weekend.

Overall, I feel motivated to continue getting back on track.

Current weight: 192
Weight GAINED this week: 0.8 pounds
Total weight lost so far: 3.8 pounds

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Terrible 2's..

The whining/fits were bad this week! I'm hoping it was just a fluke and this is not what we're going to be dealing with from now on.

I didn't take any pictures with my camera this week, but I do have some phone pics.

We went to Gattitown on Thursday because we had a coupon for a free adult meal that was about to expire. They have a pretty good salad bar with lots of fruits and veggies..Caroline loves it. She also loves the game area.

We picked up Caroline's friend from daycare on Friday and they had fun playing in the playroom for a while before his mom picked him up.

We went to Sea World again yesterday and it was a mad house. We made the mistake of waiting to go to the water park until around 4 and there was an hour + wait. Caroline was cranky and it was hot so we just headed home.

Here are some pics from yesterday. My parents met us there.

We're headed to the Kyle pool today. Caroline starts swimming lessons there this week. She's going to be busy for the next month with dance on Mondays and swimming on Wednesdays and Fridays. It should be fun.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Shutterfly site..

If you want to see even more of my pictures, you can go to Caroline's Shutterfly site and check them out. I finally added all of my pictures up through Memorial Day. Enjoy!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

McFatty Tuesday..

I didn't really gain 5.4 pounds in one week..well, I did, but some of it was water weight apparently because I peed no less than 10 times at work yesterday (and I'm not pregnant!) and I'm down to 191.2 this morning. I only gained 2 pounds last week, which still is not good.

I started tracking my calories again yesterday using My Fitness Pal. I rearranged my goals and I'm supposed to stay under 1560 per day, which is a lot less scary than 1200 for some reason. Anyway, I tracked all day yesterday and stayed under by 39 calories. Yay for progress..and not snacking during the Bachelorette!

Make sure to check out Angela's blog about her weight loss journey also. She's a much better writer than I am!

Current weight: 191.2
Weight lost so far: 4.6 pounds

Monday, June 20, 2011

McFatty Monday..5.4 pound GAIN

Really? Yikes! Is it even possible to gain that much in a week. I didn't even eat bad during the week. I ate some bad stuff over the weekend but dang, that's a big gain. It is that time of the month so maybe that is contributing to it.

I worked out exactly zero times this week. I need to get this under control like now.

Current weight: 194.6
Weight GAINED this week: 5.4 pounds
Weight lost so far: 1.2 pounds..ha! I guess I'm pretty much back to where I was in January.

These pants are pretty tight.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Father’s Day weekend at the river..

We spend every Father’s Day weekend on the Guadalupe river. A bunch of family and friends from the Houston area have been coming to New Braunfels for this annual river trip since my dad was a little kid.

This year the river was really lower than most of us have ever seen it..and it was perfect. We didn’t get to float, but we all had a blast hanging out in lawn chairs in the water..especially Caroline. She’s already a river rat!

Here’s a picture from Caroline’s first year at the river.

Here’s a picture from last year.

And here are the pictures from this year.
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She just loves babies and “helping” with them. She is so sweet.
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She insisted on wearing her sunglasses to watch Sesame Street on my phone.
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A few years ago the river was up to the bottom of the black railing.
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Having a conversation about something.
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Helping me fix the camera because I was holding it “the wrong way”
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I was trying to get her to nap on a pallet on the table. She was so close to falling asleep, but it didn’t happen.
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Thursday, June 16, 2011

2 years, 2 months, 2 weeks, and 2 days..

Someone just pointed out to me that this is Caroline's age today. I almost missed it! I haven't done an update on what she has been up to in a while, so I guess I'll do that now.

Her talking..oh my's just crazy how much she talks..she uses complete sentences all the time and has a really good can barely mention something and think she's not even paying attention and she'll bring it up a week later. She uses big words and her pronounciation is getting pretty good.

She is such a ham! She is very dramatic and enthusiastic about things. She laughs a lot and is overall very happy. She does throw fits from time to time but they really aren't that bad..unless she's over tired.

She still uses a paci..we're not fighting that battle right now because her pedi is not concerned about her giving it up right now. When we get out of the car at daycare she hands it to me and she goes without it all day.

She is interested in potty related things and tells us before she goes, but she flat out refuses to sit on the potty. We're not going to force the issue right now..I think she'll let us know when the time is right.

She is still not a great eater. She loves milk and drinks more than she should. We do have her on skim, but I know that doesn't help with trying to get her to eat better. Now that I think about it, she has been eating better over the last week. It may be because she is going through a growth spurt.

Speaking of that, she has really thinned out and grown taller over that last few months! She's in 3T clothes but her shirts are getting short. She's close to outgrowing her size 8 shoes. Her hair is getting so long! She still has never had it cut.

Here's a picture from last weekend. We celebrated my sister's 24th birthday. Pretty much every birthday is about Caroline now..she always gets to blow out the candle.
Here's a picture from this evening. She wanted to wear her Yo Gabba Gabba panties over her diaper.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Wordless Wednesday..yikes!

ETA: I just realized you can't really read least it look blurry from my phone for some reason. It says 108's going to be a long, hot summer here!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

First dance class..

Caroline had her first mommy and me dace class yesterday. She did ok..she didn't want to sit still at first, then she didn't want to wait her turn. She laughed at the songs, but didn't really participate.

The class consisted of singing songs and following the directions in the songs and doing some tumbling. I think it will be a big hit once Caroline gets used to it. I wanted to put her straight into the 2 year old combo class where they're on their own without parents but it was full.

Oh, one big hit in the classroom was the giant wall of mirrors..she is definitely her Mother's daughter and loves to look in the mirror.

I bought a leotard and ballet shoes even though they aren't required for the class but she's in between sizes so I'll have to wait until she grows a little.

Here are a few cell phone pics that Mario took. He felt awkward being the only guy in the room.

Monday, June 13, 2011

McFatty Monday..1.4 pound loss

I have no idea how I lost weight this week..I was so off track and ate a lot of fried food this weekend. I didn't do any exercise, though I said I was going to do the Wii. My goal is to get at least 3 days in this week.

I am ready to get back on track this week! I got all of the junk out of the house and I'm not happy with how my clothes are fitting these days.

I'm happy to be under 190 again and that's helping to motivate me.

Angela, how does ww work for you vs just counting calories? I use My Fitness Pal to count calories and I'm very successful when I actually track things and stay where I should.

Current weight: 189.2
Weight lost this week: 1.2 pounds
Total weight lost so far: 6.4 pounds

Here's a picture from this morning..still rocking the muffin top..I really don't want to dig the 14s back out.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Mini beach vacation..

We took the day off on Friday and packed way too much stuff in the car and headed to Corpus Christi..Padre Island to be exact. I had heard some rumors about jellyfish and seaweed so I didn’t know what to expect from the beach. I was pleasantly surprised when we got there. We didn’t see a single jellyfish and the seaweed was nothing compared to what we usually see in Galveston.

We stayed at the Hawthorn Suites right across the street from the Holiday Inn, which is right on the beach. We got an awesome deal on Priceline! Some friend’s of ours stayed at the Holiday Inn so we still got to use their pool and enjoy the nightly live music.

Here we are during a pit stop on the way.
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I was amazed by the number of windmills just outside of Corpus..those things are huge!
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We made it! It took us 4 hours to get there because we took the back roads. Caroline did pretty well, though we ended up listing to the Yo Gabba Gabba Pandora station for most of the trip.
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We got there, unloaded, and immediately headed out to the beach.
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Caroline was a little leery of the water at first, but that changed quickly and she had a blast.
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We ate at Docs on the island that night and the food was so good. There was an hour wait and I was very surprised at how well Caroline did. We had a beautiful view of the sunset at the restaurant.
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Caroline colored on her cup.
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We headed out to the beach around 8:30 on Saturday morning and spent all day out there. We took turns taking our little ones back to the hotel rooms for naps.
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Some of our friends have a 4 year old daughter and Caroline had a blast running around with her and acting like a big girl.
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Caroline learned how to drink out of a water bottle.
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The seagulls where everywhere! They took half of my sandwich right out of my hand.
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We had a wardrobe change after nap time because our suits were soaked and freezing.
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After a fun day in the sun, we showered and headed to Snoopy’s for dinner. It was soo good.
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They have an ice cream shop next door so we let the girls pick out their flavors..Caroline picked rainbow (rainbow sherbet).
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After eating ice cream, we went to check out the birds in the water. The girls were calling them flamingos but I’m pretty sure they were cranes.
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When we got back to the hotel, we decided to change into our swimsuits and check out the pools at the Holiday Inn. They had live music and the pool water was pretty warm. We all had a relaxing time.
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Here’s a shot of our room from this morning. Every room at the Hawthorn comes with a full kitchen.
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We stopped at a souvenir place on the way out of town and that was a disaster..Caroline was running around pulling things off the shelf. We bought her a shirt and headed out as quickly as possible.
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We had a great time at the beach and now I’m even more excited about our week at a beachhouse in Galveston in August..I hope we don’t have a hurricane ruin that trip!